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Your Apartment in Montmartre consists of a main living space (the salon) complete with a sofa-bed that sleeps 2 comfortably, open-plan kitchen (what the French call an “American kitchen” or “cuisine U.S.“) and dressers for storage; a bedroom (off the street) with additional storage; a shower room; and a separate toilet/WC (very typical in France).

Let us take you on a brief tour!

THE APARTMENT

When you enter the apartment, you enter a sunny and airy space in the main living area + kitchen, thanks to the open floor plan and three windows which face the street.

The décor of the apartment reflects a typical contemporary Parisian style with some touches that are pure Montmartre. The buildings in Paris may be very old, but Parisians like the new, vibrant and modern! The salon provides a comfortable area to relax after a long day of sightseeing; you can dine at your leisure at the sofa table or the kitchen bar. While the bedroom (to the left of the salon) sleeps two adults, the sofa opens into a queen-sized bed (140×190 cm) that can accommodate up to 2 adults or 2 children ages 7 and older. (We do not offer/permit cribs, sleeping bags or air mattresses, nor can we accommodate more than 4 people total under any circumstances.)

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Our newest “find” – a 1950s vintage coffee table! We think it adds a certain “je ne sais quoi” to our flat

Enjoy some wine while relaxing “at home” after a long day of sight-seeing.

The apartment comes equipped with flat screen TV, DVD Blueray player, FREE local and international calling to 100+ countries, FREE Internet/WiFi access, and an iPod/iPhone/MP3 stereo/clock radio.

The open-plan kitchen has a breakfast bar and two stools for dining.

The entrance to the apartment is on the right (with a secure steel door with 5-point deadbolt locks); a coat rack is conveniently located when you enter. Lovely wood floors are found in the salon and bedroom, and tile floors in the kitchen and bathroom make clean-up a breeze.

Parisian housewives and professional chefs alike turn out spectacular meals in kitchens even smaller than ours, so we think you’ll be quite at home if you’re eating in! The kitchen is fully equipped with half-refrigerator, a washing machine (with a drying rack), two-burner stove, toaster and a combination microwave/grill oven (sorry, we do not have a full oven). We also provide a coffee pot and an electric kettle for boiling water for tea! All the tableware and cookware you’ll need for your stay are provided, and we  also provide basic cooking staples such as sugar, salt, pepper and olive oil. Don’t worry — our in-house directory will tell you where to shop for provisions!

The toilet (toilette or WC here in France) is located off the salon in its own separate cabine, something that is common in most French homes and apartments.

The bedroom (chambre in French) has wood floors and a queen-sized (140x190cm) bed, with shelves and a small armoire for storage. The window overlooks private courtyards with balconies, green space and stone walls — c’est très Montmartrois, this view! This room gets wonderful afternoon sun. Interior light-blocking curtains plus an exterior window shade ensure full privacy.

We provide fresh bed linens and bath towels for your stay.

The view from the bedroom window overlooks a quiet courtyard with a partial view of some green space, here shown with a flowering tree in spring:

Located through the bedroom is the compact but completely updated and efficient shower room. Storage is provided in the shower room for your toiletries; a heater will keep you warm! We provide a hairdryer for our guests; however, you will need to supply your own shampoo and bath soap or gel according to your needs. (Please note that, as the shower room is a bit narrow, larger guests or those with mobility issues may want to take this into account before booking.)

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

The neighborhood is a fabulous location for a stay in Paris, whether you plan to visit for a few days, a few weeks or even a few months. The quartier still retains much of its original character, that of a simpler time in Paris when artists, musicians and writers frequented the cafés and bistros of old Montmartre.

The apartment is located in the area around Rue Tholozé, Rue des Abbesses and Rue Lepic  (Vincent van Gogh and his brother lived nearby on Rue Lepic!) The Place des Abbesses, with the metro station Abbesses, is a 5-minute walk; Sacre Coeur, the Moulin Rouge (metro Blanche) and Pigalle are about 7-10 minutes away. The metro and local buses can whisk you to the center of Paris in about 15-20 minutes! We provide a directory of the local shops, our favorite nearby restaurants (as well as a few personal favorites elsewhere in Paris — after all, we live here, too!), and maps and directions for using the local metro and city buses.

Have a “walk” around your new neighborhood in Montmartre:

The neighborhood could certainly be described as “lively”, especially at night. There are numerous places you can eat and drink without walking more than a few minutes from your door.

At the top of Rue Tholozé you’ll find the two remaining moulins (windmills) in Paris. Other nearby attractions include Sacre Coeur, the Musée de Montmartre (it’s small but don’t miss it!), the Dali Museum, the Moulin Rouge, the Pigalle area, the boutiques and restaurants on Rue des Abbesses, and the many food shops on Rue Lepic, complete with the Café des Deux Moulins from the film Amélie Poulain.

The famous “moulins” (windmills) of Montmartre, respectfully restored and preserved

Place des Abbesses with its carousel, metro and antique fairs

Rue des Abbesses, the “Main Street” of Montmartre, with its many restaurants, bars and shops

Fans of the film “Amélie Poulain” will want to drop by the Café des Deux Moulins on Rue Lepic

With the charm and amenities to be found in this wonderfully situated apartment, we think you’ll be quite happy and comfortable during your stay. We live nearby in case you need us, but we respect the privacy of our guests and won’t intrude.

One thought on “Photos

  1. I am sure that the restaurant on the corner was featured in the film “French Kiss” featuring Meg Ryan.

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